About the Artist
I am a self-taught artist, currently living in New Orleans, Louisiana. My medium of choice is pastel because of the luminous colors, the ability to layer and employ a variety of different techniques, and the forgiveness of pastel drawing. I also love the ability to start or continue a painting immediately, without much set-up time or washing up of messy supplies.
My mission is to learn something new every day, whether it is a new drawing technique, computer skill, lesson in art marketing or presentation, or simply expanding my perspective by asking someone an interesting question. I am drawn to art because it encourages me to observe and record details that my normal tendency would be to overlook.
My favorite artistic endeavors at the moment are trying to capture the haunting beauty of the bayou, the reflections and quality of light in clouds and water, and the captivating expressions and postures that capture the essence of a mood or a moment in someone’s life. I also enjoy drawing the iconic subjects that are unique to New Orleans and make living here special.
Southeastern Pastel Society
Westbank Art Guild
New Orleans Art Association